[[Image:Rhino-GTA3-front.jpg|thumb|right|300px|A Rhino in GTA III.]] The '''Rhino''' is the name of an armored fighting vehicle since [[Grand Theft Auto III]], commonly referred to by players simply as a Tank. The Rhino has since appeared in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]], and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]. == Description == Like [[Tank|it's predecessor]] in [[Grand Theft Auto 2]], the Rhino appears when the player attains a six star [[Wanted Level in GTA III Era|wanted rating]]. In all games, the Rhino can be avoided without much difficulty because of its slow speed and bad handling, but it's extremely deadly if the player attempts engaging one and the soldier driving always carries strong weapons. Also, when successfully stolen, authorities can bust the player due to the Rhino's slow speed. When it hits a vehicle, the vehicle most of the time explodes straight away; if not, it starts to burn instead, in [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]] however, this does not happen. Although the Rhino has a cannon it is never used by law enforcement, this however is changed in GTA Chinatown Wars as the Army will fire the cannon which causes massive damage to, and usually kills, the player. The Rhino is practically invincible to small arms fire and crashes; and only [[Satchel Charges]], Dozens of other explosives and rockets and the [[Police Maverick]]'s mounted gun can cause damage to it. Also, flame weapons (such as the [[Molotov Cocktail|molotov cocktails]] and [[Flamethrower|flamethrower]]) can also be used to inflict damage. === Design === In GTA III, GTA Vice City, GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories, the Rhino features a seemingly original but chunky design comparable a modified [[wp:M3 Lee|M3 tank]]. It is of heavy construction, with doors on both sides that can be easily damaged with even the slightest hit, and a truck-style 3-axle drivetrain with easily seen wheels. The turret can be rotated by pressing buttons, which made precise shooting almost impossible. In its original appearance in GTA III, the Rhino assumes a stark appearance with little details on its armored body. The GTA Vice City rendition, however, added various equipment on the vehicle, as well as enlarging the turret's barrel. While the GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories would follow design ques of the GTA III and GTA Vice City renditions, the turret barrel of GTA Liberty Stories rendition is of the same size and length as that in GTA Vice City, while the GTA Vice City Stories' is even longer. In GTA San Andreas, the Rhino looks like an [[wp:M1 Abrams|M1 Abrams]] and it is much more realistic. It is colored beige (desert camouflage), has a normal tank entrance in front and a new drivetrain with smaller wheels, which look almost like tracks. It also has a new steering system, that finally allows the player to make very tight turns. The turret is operated with the mouse or right thumbstick ([[PlayStation 2]]), which allows the player to shoot directly at the target. The Rhino in GTA San Andreas is also heavy enough to literary push aircraft, making the Rhnio an ideal vehicle to [[Andromada#Appearances|push the destroyed Andromada]] from "[[Stowaway]]". Interestingly enough, neither the GTA San Andreas nor the non-GTA San Andreas versions have caterpillar tracks as their their real life counterparts; the reason for this is probably due to the limits of the game's engine. The Rhino does not appear in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]; this is assumed to be because of Rockstar's goal of making GTA IV more realistic than previous games. However, GTA Chinatown Wars reintroduces the Rhino with an appearance similar to the original Rhino but depicts threads. {| align="center" | Rhino-GTA3-front.jpg|GTA III. Rhino-GTAVC-front.jpg|GTA Vice City. Rhino-GTASA-front.jpg|GTA San Andreas. Rhino-GTACW.png|GTA Chinatown Wars. |} === Performance and durability === {|class="wikitable" ! !First Rhino !Second Rhino |- !Color |Green camouflage |Desert camouflage |- !Handling |Handling of this tank is terrible. Even at low speeds its turns are horribly wide. Unlike the normal tank it has very poor acceleration, when maximum speed is normal for this kind of tank. It has a working handbrake, but because of its wide turning radius and dual rear axles it is difficult to tighten turns with it. Tank is quite bouncy, so its wheels easily lose contact with ground. Its small ground clearance, bouncy suspension and low torque makes this tank very poor when driving off-road, or even through small barriers. |This tank has 2 steering modes: normal allows it to make turns a little better than trucks, and extra, activated with handbrake button, allows to make extra tight turns. It has little better off-road abilities, but it is still far from perfect. It has better acceleration and grip, but it still cannot go through high obstacles. It handles better on road. The turret now points to where the player's camera is pointed, making it difficult to aim in some circumstances. It has no lights or sirens. |- !Tricks | *The player is able to reach high speeds by rotating the turret towards the rear of the tank and start shooting. The recoil from the cannon will propel the Tank forwards, and vice versa. *If the Tank hits a normal vehicle with a light amount of force, the vehicle will explode. *Because of its slow speed and presence of doors, the player can be easily busted by a police officer, or any other lawman. It is even more hazardous when the doors are missing. *Hitting other tanks damages the player's tank. *The tank is completely impervious to explosives, but not flameproof. | *The player can still use turret trick to accelerate, however, because of the camera in San Andreas, the player cannot see anything in front of him while the cannon is aimed rearward. *Damage caused to other vehicles is determined by the amount of force actually used: slight touches only push other vehicles, harder hits causes a vehicle smoke or set in on fire, and the hardest hits instantly destroys a vehicle. *Because of the more realistic access hatch, it is more difficult for the player to get busted. *Hitting other tanks damages the player's tank. |} In GTA III and GTA Vice City, the Rhino is bullet-proof and explosion-proof and as such it is immune to all weapons minus the [[Flamethrower|flamethrower]] and [[Molotov Cocktail|molotovs]]. In GTA San Andreas, the Rhino is still a tough vehicle, however, after sustained fire from other tanks, it will eventually explode. While driving the Rhino, one should be careful not to drive through the flames left behind by vehicles that have exploded, as these will set the Rhino on fire doing massive damage and usually destroying it. In [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]], the Rhino is immune to bullets but can still be destroyed by fire and about 10-15 hits from another Rhino's cannon or explosives. Due to the introduction of thread for GTA Chinatown War's Rhino, the tank gains another a minor advantage in that it can turn while in a stationary position. The durability of the game's Rhino, however, is turned down a notch, being more vulnerable to explosive damage than previous renditions; a pristine Rhino will begin burning as a whole after receiving seven direct hits from a [[Rocket Launcher]] or another Rhino's turret. == Missions == In the tank, the player can perform [[Vigilante|vigilante missions]], which means catching and killing suspects. The Rhino isn't necessarily the best vehicle to do this mission because the player risks increasing his own wanted level at an accelerated rate due to the tank's penchant for collateral damage. On the other hand, if the player cannot complete the missions with the other, comparatively flimsy police vehicles, the Rhino might be better. If the player can intercept the enemy vehicles, rather than chasing them, the player may be able to strike the targets with the tank instead of firing on them. This method cuts down on the wanted level the player receives, which may help him avoid having to fight the military on some occasions. In GTA Vice City, there is a mission in which the player has to steal a tank, [[Sir, Yes Sir!]]. Its doors are closed, so the player needs to wait until the driver hops out to buy some doughnuts, or kill the solider on top of the tank. This tank has a self-destruct mechanism which the player must disable before it destroys the tank. In GTA Liberty City Stories, during the mission "[[Shogun Showdown]]", the [[Yakuza]] are storing weapons in a warehouse and along with that [[Toni Cipriani]] finds a Rhino which he later destroys by detonating it with a bomb. In Chinatown Wars, [[Xin Shan]] has the player use a Rhino parked at [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]] to create havoc, diverting the police from his own machinations. == Locations == '''GTA III''' *Available at [[Phil Cassidy]]'s army base in [[Rockford]] and can be entered once the storyline is over. '''GTA Vice City''' *Starts spawning inside the [[Fort Baxter Air Base]] after having collected 90 hidden packages. '''GTA San Andreas''' *Available inside [[Area 69]], but when the base is entered 5 stars wanted level is automatically gained. *Will spawn underneath the bridge going above [[Ganton]] after [[100%]] is achieved. *Can be spawned by typing [[Cheats in GTA San Andreas|the code]] "aiwprton" during gameplay. '''GTA Liberty City Stories''' *Spawns at [[Fort Staunton]] when [[100%]] is achieved. '''GTA Vice City Stories''' *Inside the Fort Baxter military base, it is there from the beginning of the game but unlocked only when the mission [[Over The Top]] is done. '''GTA Chinatown Wars''' *Available for purchase from the [[Auto Merchant]] when the main story is complete. *Can be found in a fenced-off warehouse area at the southern end of [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]]; activates [[Fast Tracks]]. Players will warp outside a parked Rhino at the starting point regardless of whether or not the player completes or fails the mission (Note: To be used normally, the Rhino must be entered, before the player quits the side mission and reenter the Rhino quickly). == Trivia == * Sometimes a glitch occurs in GTA San Andreas, where the player is flying and has full six stars, an NPC-controlled Rhino may randomly jump up in the sky and be spinning around very fast. * Low-detailed LOD models of the Rhino in GTA San Andreas appear to assume a design more similar to older Rhinos. This difference is apparent when the player views one of the tanks from afar. * In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the Rhino is briefly referenced as the N.O.O.S.E. Tank. == See also == *[[Tank]], GTA1, GTA2 and GTA Advance equivalents. *[[Royal Pain]], GTA London 1969 equivalent. *[[Tiger Tank]], GTA London 1961 equivalent. *[[Hunter]] *[[APC]] {{Navboxes |title= Navigation |list1= {{vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtaiii vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtavc vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtasa vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtalcs vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtavcs vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtacw vehicles|state=collapsed}} }} [[es:Rhino]] [[Category:Vehicles]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA III]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Vice City]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA San Andreas]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Liberty City Stories]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Vice City Stories]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Chinatown Wars]] [[Category:Military]] [[Category:Law Enforcement Vehicles]] [[Category:Tanks]]

Bloodring Banger

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A Glendale - based Bloodring Banger in GTA San Andreas (PlayStation 2 version).

The Bloodring Banger is a vehicle that is used in the Bloodring and Blood Bowl stadium challenges in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, respectively.

Description

Design and variants

Bloodring Bangers are evidently vehicles modified for use in demolition derbies, and as such are stripped down with added safety features for the driver. The Bloodring Banger is originally available in GTA Vice City in the form of either a modified Glendale (internally named "bloodra") or Oceanic (internally named "bloodrb"); in GTA San Andreas, however, only the Glendale is used (despite the "bloodrb" handling line remaining in the GTA San Andreas game files).

Cosmetic modifications of the Banger include roll bars (which varies depending on their car number) and netting for the driver's compartment for GTA Vice City, and roll bars and welded bars of metal in GTA San Andreas. Bloodring Bangers are only capable of seating two, unlike the Glendale and Oceanic, which both seat four. The GTA San Andreas rendition does not even feature opening doors; in CJ's entry animation, he climbs in through the window. Being vehicles outfitted for demolition derbies, Bangers typically feature unconventional color schemes, including some with checkered roofs. Another minor difference is the roof-mounted racing numbers on Bloodring Bangers in the PlayStation 2 and PC versions; while the PS2 version has scribbled numbers, the same signage is completely black in PC versions, likely a programming mistake during porting.

While the GTA Vice City renditions of the Bloodring Banger sport well-known Vice City and Liberty City businesses as sponsors, GTA San Andreas' Bloodring Bangers do not feature any advertising.

In GTA Vice City, the Glendale variant may spawn with the number 1, 3, 27, 53, 69, or 99. The Oceanic variant may spawn with the number 11, 41, 48, 59, 73, or 83. These numbered variants can be saved in save garages.

Performance

Performance wise, the vehicles receive minor modifications. The car retains its rear-wheel drive configuration, but acceleration and speed for the car is very good, being much faster than the original Glendale and Oceanic. It has much tighter suspensions, which results in tighter cornering. The Oceanic Banger in GTA Vice City is lighter than the Oceanic, while the Glendale Banger is heavier than the Glendale.

Trivia

  • In GTA San Andreas, the Bloodring Banger at the Blood Bowl has many unique license plate variations, mostly based on leetspeak:

  • GOT M00
  • M00TV 4U
  • MATHEW 2
  • D4 DEW0R
  • PRE4CHER
  • DBP 4NDY
  • EV1L SLY
  • N1 R4V3N
  • D1VX Z00
  • MR B3NN

  • R3D R4SP
  • LA B0MBA
  • L3337 0G
  • BUDD4H X
  • T3H BUCK
  • CHUNKY 1
  • EV1L BNZ
  • S4ND M4N
  • RE1 K0KU
  • S3XY JUD

  • SUNRA 93
  • UG FUX69
  • LI0N CUM
  • RKK PWND
  • HAZE B0B
  • T3H FLUF
  • NU SK00L
  • M0J0 J0J

  • The Bloodring Banger plays the following radio stations by default when entered:

Sponsors

In GTA Vice City, Bloodring Bangers feature many businesses as sponsors and include many businesses that appear no where else in the game.

"bloodra" "bloodrb"

Locations

GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas

See also